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Early Morning Raid in Leonia leaves Suspect dead during standoff in FBI kidnapping investigation

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Leonia NJ, one person was shot and killed by FBI agents during an early morning raid in Leonia surrounding a kidnapping investigation. The investigation began in Philadelphia, where authorities were investigating the kidnapping of a 17-year-old boy.

The investigation led agents to an apartment complex on Lakeview Avenue in Leonia, where it was believed that the boy was being held. FBI Agents from Philadelphia and Newark demanded that the suspect come out of the apartment. When the suspect did not come out, there was a confrontation and then gunfire. Neighbors say that they heard a handful of shots. One of the bullets struck and killed a suspect.
The FBI had a rental van towed from the scene Wednesday afternoon. Agents saying there is no danger to the public,  The teen was taken to the hospital to be checked out and was released.

2 thoughts on “Early Morning Raid in Leonia leaves Suspect dead during standoff in FBI kidnapping investigation

  1. Who in their right mind, while cornered inside of a small garden apartment, would engage in a shootout with heavily armed FBI agents and expect a good outcome? Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest Theory at work!

  2. It be so much stuff going on it never comes out right 100%

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